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Ally Application Technical Lead in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Description

We are looking for a strong, hands on technical lead to join a development team which is in the process of re-platforming Ally's auto servicing capabilities for the future. This is an enterprise program that covers numerous Java applications, databases, external systems and batch processes. This Java development position would be part of the team that is responsible for designing, building and maintaining REST services, a microservices platform and custom developed event engine platform.

Ideal candidates will be experienced in enterprise development and tools in the build, deployment and monitoring of JSON/REST services. multi-tier applications on Java/J2EE stack that are used to host REST services and connecting to vast number of source of records including databases or integration services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Java developer responsibilities include designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems and delivering high-availability and performance

  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code

  • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications

  • Prepare and produce releases of software components

  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review

  • Proactive in monitoring and providing support for the delivered components in Production environment

  • REST service standards and design

  • Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, Java, Spring, Hibernate, REST, SOAP, JDBC, MQ, AWS

  • J2EE: Java, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services, XML, XSLT, Velocity, SpringBoot

  • Application/Web Servers: Apache Tomcat, Weblogic, Webshere, JBoss

  • Tools: RAD, Eclipse, NetBeans, Maven, Ant, Jenkins, UrbanCode Deploy, Apache Axis/CXF, SOAPUI, JAXB, Apache Camel, JMS, JMX, MBeans, SLF4J w/ logback or log4j. Apache ANT, VersionOne, Splunk

  • Programming Languages: Java, JavaScript, HTML

  • Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server 2000

  • Scripting Languages: Shell Script (bash, ksh)

  • Version Control Systems

  • Subversion, Perforce, VSS, BitBucket

  • Conversant with version control software such as SVN etc

  • Conversant with UML diagrams and technical documentation such as HLD/LLD etc

  • Well versed with Authentication and Authorization frameworks

  • Must have worked on common technology framework serving different lines of technology teams

  • Good Presentation Skills

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to effectively function in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and simultaneous projects

  • A results-driven team player with good communication skills and exposure to an agile development environment

  • Work with highly skilled members of our organization that are passionate about their profession, including developers, architects, testers, business analysts, product owners and executives.

  • Bring a well-rounded and highly knowledgeable technical background in Development, DevOps, AWS services, to assist in building a new platform for building solutions.

  • Be a valued member supporting multiple agile teams that are responsible for delivering quality solutions and supporting those solutions through the SDLC change process and into production.

  • Work with the right technology for the solution. We are mainly a Java shop, but you will be exposed to multiple other technologies including but not limited to Spring, Node.js, Swagger, as well as relational and no-SQL databases.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field preferred

  • 8-10 years of experience in a similar role

  • Developmental knowledge of coding and testing

  • Experience interfacing with business partners as well as internal and external technical teams

  • Ability to articulate business requirements and objectives and translate those into software development solutions

  • The desired candidate should be passionate about developing, configuring, connecting and integrating systems in a complex enterprise application environment.

  • Ability to grasp new technologies and be able to adapt to rapid shift in priorities

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • eCommerce/Banking technology experience is added benefit

Ally Overview

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function

Ally's Information Technology (IT) organization is focused on supporting and improving the position of our industry-leading business franchises through cost effective, innovative IT solutions, as well as overseeing critical functions that enable the day-to-day operations of the entire Ally Financial enterprise. IT is also responsible for the administration and execution of information protection, disaster recovery and IT risk management.

Total Rewards Information

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid-time-off program including time off for volunteer opportunities. Ally's Total Rewards Program is designed to enrich your life at work -- and outside of it and includes:

  • Industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions

  • Wellness program encouraging healthy living with financial rewards

  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Other work-life integration benefits including parental and caregiver leave, adoption assistance, backup child and adult/elder day care program, child care discounts, tuition reimbursement, LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Job Title: Application Technical Lead

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Information Technology

BU Function: IT

Experience Level: Experienced

Requisition ID: 19-6837